VIDEO + AUDIO Benjamin Hollander, a Memorial Tribute, at Unitarian Center

Sunday, February 5 - 6:30 pm PS to 8:30 pm PST
The Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin Street (at Geary), San Francisco

Full program
Highlight video clips: Elise Ficarra | Susan Gevirtz | Jack Hirschman | Duncan McNaughton

Poets, writers, and friends gather in homage to poet, editor, essayist, and teacher Benjamin Hollander (1952–2016), reading from his work and remembering him. 

Participants include Ammiel Alcalay (read by Laurie Polster), George Albon, Charles Alexander, Todd Baron, Arthur Bierman, William Cirocco, Norma Cole, Chris Daniels (read by David Abel), Steve Dickison, Elise Ficarra, Susan Gevirtz, Jack Hirschman, David Lau, Duncan McNaughton, Sarah Menefee, Laura Moriarty, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Michael Palmer, Julien Poirier, John Sakkis, Len Shneyder, Susan Thackrey, and Siamak Vossoughi.

Benjamin Hollander's books include:
Translating Tradition: Paul Celan in France (editor; ACTS, 1988)
How to Read, too (Leech Books, 1992)
The Book of Who Are Was (Sun and Moon, 1997)
Levinas and the Police, Part 1 (Chax Press, 2001)
Vigilance (Beyond Baroque, 2004)
Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli (Parrhesia Press, 2004)
In the House Un-American (Clockroot Books, 2013)
Memoir American (Punctum Books, 2013)
Letters for Olson (editor; Spuyten Duyvil, 2016)
forthcoming: The Letters of Carla, the letter b., A Mystery in Poetry, With a Foreword by the Future Guardian of the Letters, and An Afterword by Benjamin Hollander (Chax Press, 2017)


Read: "Benjamin Hollander, 1952–2016" by Joshua Schuster and Steve Dickison.

Listen and view: Benjamin Hollander at PennSound, audio and video recordings from 1987 to 2014.

Photo of Benjamin Hollander, August 2016, by Norma Cole

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